Chad is originally from Southern Illinois – his father is a retired farmer, and his mother is a retired teacher/principal.
The U.S. Army paid for Chad to go to college and eventually brought him to Texas in 1999, where Chad first served at Fort Sam Houston and, later, traveled overseas to Hungary and Bosnia. After completing his tour, Chad was honorably discharged as a combat veteran, and he attended law school at Texas Tech School of Law, where he graduated with honors.
Chad opened his law firm in Oak Cliff in 2010 and has won numerous awards for his legal advocacy. He is a four-time D Magazine “Best Lawyer”, an eight-year “Readers Choice Awardee” for the Dallas Voice, a five-year selectee as “Rising Star” for Texas Super Lawyers, and he was selected as the 2012 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers – Outstanding Lawyer of the Year.
Chad and his partner, Brian, and their two children, Victoria and Preston, live in Stevens Park. Chad is an avid runner, fantasy and science fiction reader, and Texas Tech football fan.